Promoting A sense Of Enthusiasm And Pride In Lake Montezuma
The Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association, (LMPOA) was founded in 1967 to serve the residents of Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and the greater Beaver Creek, Arizona area. The LMPOA meets the first Monday of every month at 5PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The LMPOA follows a range of issues that affect the Lake Montezuma/Rimrock and Beaver Creek unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.
On Saturday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9:00 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. This year the Grand Marshals are Pastor Ken and Leeza Miller who invite all to join them in celebrating Independence Day. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats) are requested to sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or call 928-567-7428. The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Event Coordinator, at 928-606-4050. Special needs parking will be provided at the entrance to the Village Square.
BC Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast: 7 to 8:45 AM
Beaver Creek Parade: 9:00 AM, from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park. Line up 8:30 - 8:45 AM
Led by Camp Verde Post 93 American Legion Riders
Grand Marshals Ken and Leeza Miller
Flag ceremony concluding the parade by Cornville American Legion Post 135
Free hot dogs served by BC Baptist Church immediately after parade
Water served by GC Lutheran Church after parade
Free ice cream cups from BC Adult Center
Parade ribbons awarded and lots of music
Balloons and face painting and more until Noon
Community information & vendor displays
Water game fire truck from Montezuma Rimrock Fire District
Live music by the Beaver Creek Philharmonic
and of course, the world-renowned Duck Race at Sycamore Park: Noon
Property Tax Increase Passed by Yavapai College District
June 9th,the Yavapai College District Board voted 3-2 to increase property tax assessments 2%.
The average homeowner in the Yavapai Community College District will see a nearly $7 per year increase on their property taxes for fiscal year beginning July 2015. This will add up to an additional $825,000 the college will receive each year, according to the Board.
Pedestrian Bridge Installed 3/25/2015
This is the Real Deal. Sixty Eight tons of steel suspended over Beaver Creek and installed in the dead of night with two hours to spare. Film courtesy of Banicki Construction.
Yavapai County Proposed Animal Ordinance H15016--WITHDRAWN
The presentations on the proposed Yavapai County animal ordinance change to limit dogs to five per single family residence have been cancelled. Yapavai County Development Services is not going forward with this proposal. The scheduled meeting at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for April 22nd has been cancelled. The proposed ordinance will not be on the Lake Montezuma POA agenda for Monday, April 6.
At this time Yavapai County intends to utilize a more positive application of current codes on property management and health and sanitation for animal hoarding situations. Commercial puppy breeders located on residential property are already required to have use permits which will be enforced. Complaints about vicious animals will be directed to the Yavapai Sheriff's Office. - The Calendar Crew
Beaver Creek Transit, (the Beaver Buggy), celebrated its third anniversary on January 3, 2014. Three years of bringing free (donations appreciated) transportation to seniors and those of all ages with disabilities. Thanks to volunteers and LMPOA and BC Adult Center sponsorship the years have passed quickly. Now BCT is ready to move forward with phase 2, a link to the new Yavapai Apache Transit (YAT)
The two attachments are the information presented by Yavapai County and Atkins Engineering at the public meeting held at the Adult Center on March 19th. The concept is for a pedestrian bridge to be constructed over Wet Beaver Creek on the downstream side of the vehicle bridge with sidewalks and crosswalks for safe access to Sycamore Park. Later construction of pathways along existing roads would link the bridge to the Rimrock commercial area.
The documents present two separate bridge design proposals. Both designs would be strong, wide and sturdy enough to allow transit of an ambulance or other light duty emergency emergency vehicle in the event the concrete bridge is closed. Locked but removable bollards at either end of the bridge, spaced wide enough for wheel chairs and baby strollers, and signing on the bridge would prevent all public motorized vehicle use at any time.
Community members attending the meeting were asked to choose a preferred design. A majority of those present felt the arched design would be a better fit in the area. Final design work is under way now as are required studies of impact to threatened wildlife species. Construction of the bridge is expected to begin no later than September 1st of this year with completion of the bridge by October 31st.
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State of the
In 2004 Beaver Creek Land & Water LLC purchased the Beaver Creek Golf Course and Ranch House Restaurant. Later that year the company received rezoning approval from Yavapai County to carve out parcels from the course to sell separately for the construction of up to 150 condo units. The new owners expressed in writing through their lawyer that the sale of these parcels would be used to improve and support the golf course and restaurant operations. The improvement of the irrigation system and greens was to have begun in spring 2005. That did not happen, but the parcels were platted for condos in a subdivision called Villas at Beaver Creek which was accepted by Yavapai County.
Our goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information about our Community. We particularly welcome those property owners who do not live in the community. This should be a great way for you to be informed and to add your comments and opinions. LMPOA serves members from Lake Montezuma, Rimrock, and around the country. Yearly dues of $25 support the maintenance of Rollins Park, responsible donations to various community efforts and needs, and pay for this web site and the printing and mailing of the quarterly newsletter. Join us for our Holiday Fest in December, Concerts in the Park on Sundays in the spring and fall, and monthly participation in community events and policy at our meetings.
Prospective small businesses that may be looking to relocate are welcome. We have a large and willing workforce. We are particularly eager to have businesses that serve basic needs such as food, recreation and medicine.
Our communities are growing. It is projected that the population in Yavapai County will grow by 118% in the next 50 years. You can be a part of helping to shape that growth.